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Childless couples say a prayer at Kannankulangara Sree Krishna Temple

Some of the customs at the 600-year-old Kannankulangara temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, has its origins in an interesting legend. It is believed that a childless, Brahmin woman came to the temple and wept before the lord. Soon after, her wish to become a mother was fulfilled. Since then, the temple has become a popular pilgrimage centre for couples who hope the lord will listen to their prayer for a child.

A popular, old custom among childless couples is to tie a small cradle on the roof of this temple. On the eastern side of the temple is the agraharas or quaint, old Tamil Brahmin quarters. A 10-day festival in this temple, situated in North Paravur in Ernakulam district, held during each year is a cultural fiesta. That means elephants, drums, horns, people, colour… the full jamboree.

Getting there:
The temple is situated at North Paravur which is about 27 km from Ernakulam Town via Edapally - Panvel Hwy. Frequent buses are available from Ernakulam and Aluva bus stations.
Nearest railway station: Aluva Railway Station, via Aluva - Paravoor Rd, is about 17 km.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, via Athani Paravoor Rd, is about 21 km.